This notebooking journal has been worth the purchase. My daughter can take notes in the Fascinating Facts section as I read the text. It is so helpful in helping my kids remember what we talked about, and what were the main points. It also helps with keeping little hands busy while I'm reading the information. My kids like to color the pages provided or make little doodles of what we are talking about. I highly recommend the note booking journals!
We find all Apologia Jr Notebooks worth buying. They really help a young kiddo grasp what is being read in the text book, because of the hands-on activities. From coloring while they are read to, to creating the mini lapbooks, these are a hit and don't feel like "schoolwork".